Simbi Akande stars in the UK Premiere of Violet

Simbi trained at Mountview Academy of Academy Arts. Her Theatre credits include Putting It Together (Hope Mill Theatre), Wurca 1 in Qu4rter (Workshop), Nadia in F**KED in Marrakech (Workshop), Marta in Company (Aberdeen Arts Centre), Tzeitel in Fiddler On the Roof (Chichester Festival Theatre), Clara Brown in Ghost (UK Tour), Mamie Till in Rosa The Musical (Workshop), Show Boat (New London Theatre) and A Feast Of The Gods (Almeida).

1964. Somewhere between North Carolina and Oklahoma, we find Violet, a young woman who was facially disfigured as a child. She hopes her life savings will bring her a miracle halfway across the country. Reflecting on her childhood, and shaped by the reactions of the people she encounters, Violet embarks on a life-changing personal journey.